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The philosophers : introducing great western thinkers
Honderich, Ted.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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288 pages : portraits ; 22 cm
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"Originally published in The Oxford companion to philosophy, 1995"--T.p. verso.
Socrates / Plato / Aristotle / Augustine / Aquinas / Hobbes / Descartes / Spinoza / Locke / Leibniz / Berkeley / Hume / Kant / Bentham / Hegel / Schopenhauer / Kierkegaard / Mill / Marx / Nietzsche / Peirce / James / Frege / Husserl / Russell / Wittgenstein / Heidegger / Sartre
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Oxford companion to philosophy.
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The Philosophers introduces some of the most brilliant minds in history and shows the enduring fascination of their ideas, which shaped our civilization. An illustrious team of authors offer concise and illuminating tours through the lives and thought of the twenty-eight greatest Westernphilosophers, from Socrates to Sartre. Each chapter is illustrated with a portrait of its subject, guidance is given to further reading, and a chronological table fills in the historical context. This is the ideal way for any reader to learn about these famous thinkers.

Author Notes

Ted Honderich is Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London.

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Library Journal Review

The 28 essays here, on the best-known philosophers from ancient times to the presentÄfrom Socrates to SartreÄwere selected and reproduced in their entirety (including illustrated portraits and a philosophy time line) from The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (LJ 7/95). The essays are uniformly well done, as in the entire Companion, but as they have already appeared in print in that volume, most libraries that own it could pass on this work. Those that do not should consider it, as well as the more comprehensive A Critical History of Western Philosophy (Free Pr., 1986), a classic on the subject.ÄLeon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Mgt. Lib., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

IntroductionTed Honderich
1 SocratesC. C. W. Taylor
2 PlatoDavid Bostock
3 AristotleDavid Charles
4 AugustineC. A. Kirwan
5 AquinasAlexander Broadie
6 HobbesBernard Gert
7 DescartesJohn Cottingham
8 SpinozaT. L. S. Sprigge
9 LockeRoger Woolhouse
10 LeibnizR. C. Sleigh
11 BerkeleyGeoffrey Warnock
12 HumeJustin Broackes
13 KantHenry E. Allison
14 SchopenhauerT. L. S. Sprigge
15 HegelPeter Singer
16 BenthamRoss Harrison
17 KierkegaardAlastair Hannay
18 MarxAllen Wood
19 MillJohn Skorupski
20 NietzscheRichard Schacht
21 PeirceChristopher Hookway
22 JamesT. L. S. Sprigge
23 FregeAnthony Kenny
24 HusserlMichael Inwood
25 RussellMark Sainsbury
26 WittgensteinPeter Hacker
27 HeideggerMichael Inwood
28 SartreThomas Baldwin
Guide to Further Reading
Chronological TableA. R. Lacey